Thursday, 18 August 2011

Boatyard Visit

Yesterday was a long day as we drove to the boatyard so Jan could get her first look at Waiouru since she last saw her back in May when we arrived in the UK.

Jan’s comment was “The photo’s don’t do justice to the real extent of the damage”! 

Obviously there wasn’t much time for me to conduct a detailed inspection when we recovered Waiouru on the 25th July.  Yesterday’s visit enabled us to have a more detailed look at our her and then a discussion with the boatyard on the way forward. 

My initial thoughts had been we might be able to save some money if I was to rub down the paint to a standard suitable for repainting.  However the scratches are too deep and some of the spilt paint is very thick and peeling the underlying layers.  Also, the paint on the cabin roof has blistered where the two paint pot that look like they had been set on fire were located.

I’ve placed a couple of arrows to point at the scratches

Heat damage from the paint pots left on the roof?

After talking through the situation with the boatyard we have come to the conclusion that we should accept their suggestion and have Waiouru sand or shot blasted back to bare metal and start again.  It isn’t the cheapest option; but will result in the finish being to the required standard!

We also have a problem with the spray foam insulation which I’ll write about in the next post.


Paul and Elaine said...

Total and Utter Bastards....and I think that is a polite description of Mr Harp & CO

Anonymous said...

Is there anyway you can recoup some of the money from Harp(other than the way I would)with a criminal damage claim.

Tom and Jan said...

Nothing is being excluded from our consideration. However there is no money in Ben Harp Narrowboats (it's insolvent and has been for the past 3 years)

Anonymous said...

So so sorry for you.